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The life and times of Dawn Davenport, showing her progress from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer - all of which stems from her parents' refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. She runs away from home, is raped, becomes a single mother, criminal and glamorous model before her inevitable rendezvous with the electric chair.

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  1. John Waters

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Divine


    Dawn Davenport / Earl Peterson

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    Mary Vivian Pearce

    Donna Dasher

  3. Mink Stole

    Mink Stole

    Taffy Davenport

  4. Edith Massey

    Edith Massey

    Ida Nelson

  5. CM

    Cookie Mueller


  6. SW

    Susan Walsh


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $25,000.00

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Release Information

  • October 4, 1974
    NC-17, Theatrical



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